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Police Rescue Cat After House Fire

A house fire in La Crescenta that caused $25,000 in property damage left this little feline short of breath - but alive, thanks to deputies.

Deputies from the of the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department revived a La Crescenta kitty after a recent house fire.

The fire broke out in the 5100 block of Glenwood Ave. just before 10:30 a.m. on June 6. When deputies and firefighters arrived on the scene they discovered that the residents were not inside- but the family cat was. Deputies Roger Burt, Chad Plumier, and Brian Tibbett kicked in the front door and firefighters raced inside to find the feline, who was found unresponsive.

The deputies administered oxygen to the calico and revived it. Fire Department unit #63 responded with Captain Funke and Investigator Dahlmeier, Shepherd said.

The fire caused damage in excess of $25,000, and may have been caused by a curling iron left on in a rear bedroom closet.

Denise June 15, 2011 at 09:31 PM
That is so amazing. I am so happy that they cared enough to rescue the kitty & then save its life. And how awesome that there is oxygen to fit an animal. I'm sure the family must be so grateful. Thank you. denise
Randall Stockton April 30, 2012 at 09:42 PM
Its great that they cared enough to save it....I am a volunteer fireman and when we go to fires I am always on the lookout for pets....I have inside pets myself and would want them rescued...I have saved 3 cats, my fire dept members teases me, but they know how I am....they would not expect any less of me...I love it that there are people out there that care!!!

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